T104 | Hot Topics in Medicine | Shirin Nash and Guests


2:30 - 4:00 p.m.


7/18, 7/25, 8/1,
8/8, 8/15, 8/22

Six Sessions

This is a series of topics in medicine by six speakers with an interest, experience or expertise in the topic presented.

  • July 18 Alzheimer’s Drug, Dr. Ben Liptzin
  • July 25 Healthcare Update, Dr. Gordon Josephson
  • August 1 Advances Psychiatry, MDMA assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD, Dr. Barry Sarvet
  • August 8 The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and other Drugs, Dr. Lloyd Sederer
  • August 15 Self-Injury in Children and Adolescents, Dr. Matthew Fadus
  • August 22 Oncogenic Infections, Dr. Shirin Nash

This course will be facilitated by Shirin Nash, a retired pathologist and currently co-chair of the Science Committee. Dr. Nash was the Founding Director of the Pathology Residency Training Program at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA and later a founding partner of a pathology private practice at Mercy Medical Center, also in Springfield, MA.

Dr. Ben Liptzin is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA. and former Chair of Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.  He is currently Chair of the Development Committee with OLLI at BCC.

Dr. Gordon Josephson, MD, MPH is a retired emergency physician and Chief Operating Officer of Baystate Medical Practices, a multi specialty group practice of over 600 physicians and advanced practitioner clinicians, a division of Baystate Health in Springfield, MA. Dr. Josephson holds his medical degree from SUNY Downstate and a Master's in Public Health from Harvard University. He serves on OLLI’s Board, serves as its Vice President and chairs OLLI’s Governance Committee.

Dr. Barry Sarvet is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at UMass Chan Medical School and Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA.  His career has focused on collaborative models of mental health service delivery with primary care clinicians and he has designed and directs the MA Child Psychiatry Access Project, across the US.

Dr. Lloyd Sederer is Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University School of Public Health; was for 12 years the Chief Medical Officer for the NYS Office of Mental Health, the nation's largest state mental health agency; served as Mental Health Commissioner for NYC (under Mayor Mike Bloomberg); was for 11 years Medical Director/EVP of McLean Hospital, a Harvard teaching hospital; and as Director of Clinical Services for the American Psychiatric Association. He has written hundreds of articles on mental health and addiction, as well as book, film, TV and theatre reviews. He has published thirteen books.

Dr. Matthew Fadus is a psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at Harvard University Student Health Services. He is trained in child and adolescent psychiatry and primarily sees children, adolescents and young adults in his practice.

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